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Call  for Applications! STRABAG Artaward International 2024

Dear Artist,

dear Madam or Sir!

STRABAG Artaward has been awarded in Austria since 1994 and internationally since 2009. The art prize awards artists up to the age of 40 years, working in the fields of painting and drawing.

Participating countries 2024–2026

From 2024 to 2026, artists from Austria, as a permanent participating country, and Germany and Slovenia will be eligible to apply. In addition, artists from Ukraine currently residing in one of the participating countries are eligible to participate regardless of the duration of their stay.


The jury members of STRABAG Artaward International 2024–2026 are art experts from the participating countries:

Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Curator Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Alenka Gregorič, Artistic director Cukrarna, Ljubljana

Johan Holten, Director Kunsthalle Mannheim

Angela Stief, Director Albertina Modern, Vienna

Sebastian Haselsteiner, Director STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna

Prize Money

The jury of STRABAG Artaward International 2024 will select a main prize winner (€ 16.000) and four recognition prizes (€ 8.000 each). In addition, art works of the winners might be purchased for the STRABAG Artcollection.

After the award ceremony and the collective exhibition of all the prize-winning works, each of the five laureates will have a solo exhibition at STRABAG Kunstforum in Vienna. The laureates can sign up for the artist-in-residence-program at STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna.

We are looking forward to your participation and kindly ask you to provide this information for interested artists and colleagues as well.

Overview of important dates

Online Application period at Mon, 8 Jan – Fri, 26 Jan 2024

Notification after the preliminary jury: 20 March 2024

Submission of original artworks: Beginning of April 2024

Final jury session in Vienna: Thu, 11 April 2024

Return of original artworks: End of April 2024

Award ceremony: Thu, 27 June 2024

Solo exhibitions in Vienna at STRABAG Artlounge: Starting September 2024

Find attached the detailed Rules of Award. Please read carefully before applying.

All the details can also be found at

Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.

Freundliche Grüße / Kind regards

STRABAG Kunstforum Team

STRABAG Kunstforum

Donau-City-Str. 9, 1220 Wien


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